New York City Set to Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings in Shift Toward Alternate Energy

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2021
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New buildings in New York will no longer be able to use natural gas if a new law passes the city council this week, following in the footsteps of dozens of smaller U.S. cities attempting to move to alternate forms of energy.

Council members are widely expected to vote on the new measure on Wednesday.

Under the legislation, the combustion of substances with certain emissions profiles would be prohibited in new buildings within the city, and the commissioner of buildings will deny construction documents and permits in connection with a building that would require the...

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